If you’re planning a trip, choosing the right one from the many Hong Kong hotels on offer can seem a daunting task. To help, we have narrowed down the choice for you. Whether you are seeking value or luxury, city center or countryside, we know where to recommend. Here are our top picks (arranged by area and not by order of preference):

Hotels on Hong Kong Island

Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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Luxury travellers are truly spoilt for choice when seeking a Hong Kong hotel, with a host of big names fighting it out to be the best. Mandarin Oriental is a reliable classic that effortlessly blends quality, service and style, fully deserving of its reputation as one of the leading hotels in the region. Unmistakably Asian, this 5-star stalwart personifies Hong Kong at its best. It occupies a prestigious location overlooking Victoria Harbour and is well situated at the heart of, well, just about everything.


5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong

Upper House

Upper House

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Upper House offers one of the most luxurious stays on Hong Kong Island. Architect Andre Fu designed it in a sleek, contemporary style. Stay in one of its 117 studios and suites and you will retreat into a haven of calm which feels far removed from the bustle of the city outside. If you do want to remind yourself what you are missing, gaze out over the city from the Cafe Grey Deluxe on the 49th floor.


Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

The Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hong Kong

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The Four Seasons equally epitomises luxury and is a strong contender if you are searching for a Hong Kong hotel at the indulgent end of the spectrum. Housed in the city’s International Finance Centre, it makes a convenient base for business travellers though those here for leisure will appreciate the views over Victoria Harbour just as much. It boasts two Michelin-starred restaurants as well as a wide range of other facilities including two pools, fitness centre and spa.


8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong

Island Shangri-La

Island Shangri-La Hong Kong

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The Island Shangri-La was cutting edge when it hit the Hong Kong hotel scene in 1991 and has retained a cosy yet glitzy feel ever since. Located within the Pacific Place mall complex, the Island Shangri-La is right at the heart of the action. East meets West in its stylish interiors and the hotel invites guests to participate in its complimentary yoga sessions designed to promote inner calm and strength.


Pacific Place, Supreme Ct Rd, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Landmark Mandarin

Landmark Mandarin

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This is another well respected offering from the Mandarin Oriental group, which has worked hard to win a loyal following amongst discerning visitors. Its 111 spacious rooms and suites provide a tranquil retreat for those who opt to stay. The Landmark Mandarin epitomises elegance with its sophisticated interiors and attention to detail. Personalised service and state of the art technology work in harmony to ensure that every stay is stress-free.


15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong

Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

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Conveniently located near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 542-room Grand Hyatt is another popular choice for business travellers. This hotel has thought hard about what makes a stay special and seamless. A spa, heated outdoor pool, outdoor jogging track and fitness suite are testament to the belief that even on a business trip, the ability to unwind and decompress are a vital part of any stay. Book a table at the Hyatt’s excellent One Harbour Road restaurant, which seeks to emulate a high society, 1930s era mansion while serving the very best Cantonese cuisine.


1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

The Murray

The Murray Hong Kong

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One of Hong Kong’s most exciting recent openings is The Murray. Describing itself as a contemporary urban sanctuary, the hotel offers 336 rooms and suites housed in a Norman Foster designed building constructed in 1969. Pay a visit to its glamorous rooftop restaurant and bar to take full advantage of the panoramic views that stretch beneath you. It only opened in January 2018, but we feel sure it has a bright and auspicious future ahead.


22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong

The Pottinger 

The Pottinger

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This intimate, 68-room hotel trades on its cultural heritage, and rightly so. Located in Hong Kong’s first stone slab street, it makes the most of its historic setting and marries old world charm with modern day amenities. If you seek a boutique hotel in Hong Kong with a more intimate feel than the large chains, this is a strong contender.


74 Queen’s Road, (Hotel Main Entrance: 21 Stanley Street), Central, Hong Kong

Hotels in Kowloon

Hotel Icon

Hotel Icon

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Savvy travellers rate the Hotel Icon which prides itself on its individuality. The hotel focuses on providing comfort and style without breaking the bank. Design features strongly here, its creativity extending not only to the rooms, but also apparent in the decor, with over a hundred pieces of art curated by artist Freeman Lau adorning walls throughout the hotel. The Icon also has impressive green credentials – hop on its shuttle and you’ll be travelling on one of its four 100% electric, emission-free vehicles. Do not leave without dining in the hotel’s restaurant, Above & Beyond, whose Cantonese dishes are as amazing as the view.


28/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Langham Hotel

Langham Hotel

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The Langham embodies timeless European elegance in one of the most fashionable addresses in Hong Kong. Muted tones, space and a focus on quality make its rooms as soothing as they are functional. Dining is also first class, with the three Michelin-starred Tang Court serving some of the finest food in the city. Round off the evening with a nightcap by the fireplace of its exquisite Artesian Bar.


8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Peninsula

Peninsula Hong Kong

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When it comes to five-start hotels in Hong Kong, they don’t come more iconic than the Peninsula. Founded by the Kadoorie family, it opened its doors 90 years ago this December on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon – a location chosen for its proximity to the quays where passengers from the ocean liners disembarked. Today, it stands proudly in the same spot, having welcomed elite travellers ever since. Do not pass up the chance to step through its doors. If your budget does not stretch to a stay, we recommend visiting for its signature afternoon tea.


Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Kowloon Shangri-La

Kowloon Shangri-La

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The enchanting Kowloon Shangri-La offers one of the best views of Hong Kong Harbour from some of the most spacious rooms in the city. Located in the heart of bustling Kowloon, guests find themselves a stone’s throw from the shopping and entertainment district of Tsim Sha Tsui East. Dine at its two Michelin-starred Shang Palace knowing that you’ve just spent the day in one of the world’s best hotels.


64 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong

Ritz Carlton

Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

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The Ritz Carlton brand has long been synonymous with luxury and its Hong Kong offering does not disappoint. Located on the top floors of the International Commerce Centre, views across the city from this hotel will take your breath away.  The European-Asian fusion decor is the perfect microcosm of the city itself. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a drink at the 118th floor OZONE, the highest bar in Asia.


International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong

W Hotel

W Hotel Hong Kong

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Few contemporary chains do cutting edge style quite like the W. Its funky lighting and fabulous interiors make this the spot if you are in town to play hard. Going to bed early here would be such a waste. The emphasis is firmly on fun, yet attentive service means you will feel pampered and well looked after. If you want your Hong Kong hotel to ooze glamour, then this is where the party’s at.


Kowloon Station, 1 Austin Rd W, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tusi

Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui

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Sometimes life can be too full of surprises. When you just want a hotel that you know you can trust, this is it. Conveniently placed for both business and tourism in Tsim Sha Tsui, you will be well connected by MTR to the rest of Hong Kong while enjoying spectacular views across Victoria Harbour from your room. An outdoor pool, fitness centre and free WiFi complete the picture.


K11, 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Kerry Hotel

Kerry Hotel

Part of the Shangri-La group, the Kerry opened in 2017 to rave reviews. It commands attention on Kowloon’s vibrant waterfront just steps away from the shops of Tsim Sha Tsui East. Guests are treated to a clear line of sight across the water to the bright lights and glittering high rises of Hong Kong Island.


38 Hung Luen Rd, Hung Hom, Hong Kong

Hotels in the New Territories or Outlying Islands

Hyatt Regency Shatin

Hyatt Regency Sha Tin

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The Hyatt chain comes up trumps again with this reliable offering in the New Territories. If you are looking for a base with a resort feel rather than a hotel in the centre of the city, this will appeal. That’s not to say it isn’t well connected, however. The University MTR station is right next door. 430 guest rooms and suites make the most of the views over Toio Harbour and out over the Kau To Shan Mountains.


18 Chak Cheung St, Ma Liu Shui, Hong Kong

Tai O Heritage

Now here’s something a little different – a hotel which started out as a police station. Built in 1902 and transformed into a special place to stay in 2009, the Tai O Heritage hotel is the best reason we can think of to stay on one of Hong Kong’s outlying islands. The hotel will delight those who value heritage and individuality over identikit chain hotels. It offers daily workshops and cookery classes for those who stay in its five personally named rooms and suites.


Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Have you stayed in any of these very special Hong Kong hotels? We would love to hear about your experience if you have!